Joseph Orchowski, M.D., FAOA


OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Joseph Orchowski specializes in spine surgery. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and retired as a lieutenant colonel. During his time in the military, he was an associate professor. He published numerous papers advancing research in orthopedic and spinal conditions.

Joseph Orchowski
Joseph Orchowski

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Education & Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis, Spine Fellowship, 2003
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2002
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medical Degree, 1995
  • Cooper Union, Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, 1991
  • New York University, Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1991


  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery


Knox, J; Dai, J: Orchowski J: Superior segment facet joint violation and cortical violation after minimally invasive pedicle screw placement, The Spine Journal 11(2011) 213-217. 2011

Knox J; Dai, J; Orchowski J; Osteolysis in Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Bone Morphogenic Protein-2, Spine 15;36(8): 672-6, 2011.

Knox J, Orchowski J , Belmont P, Owens B, Sher, The Incidence Low Back Pain in Active Duty United States Military Servicemembers. Spine 15;36(18): 1492-500,  2011

Knox J, Orchowski J , Owens B, Racial Differences in the Incidence of Acute Low Back Pain in US Military Service Members, Spine 1;37(19):1688-92 2012

Ernat J, Knox J, Orchowski J, Owens B; Incidence and risk factors for acute low back pain in active duty infantry. Mil Med 177(11): 1348-51, 2012

Knox J, Orchowski J, Scher D, Owens B, Burks R, Belmont P; Occupational Dirving as a Risk Factor for Low Back Pain in Active-Duty Military Service Members.Spine J, Aug 27, S1529 (2013).

Daniel J Song, Joseph Lanzi, Adam Groth, Matthew Drake, Joseph Orchowski, Kenneth K Lindell ;The Effect of Syndesmosis Screw Removal on the Reduction of the Distal Tibiofibular Joint: A Prospective Radiographic Study Accepted for publication. Foot and Ankle Journal International. Feb 14, 2014